Promotional Process



Testing to the Rank of Sergeant and Master Sergeant


All notification throughout the Promotional Process will be made by e-mail only from
Illinois State Police Merit Board Executive Director, Emily Fox. 

Please e-mail with any questions regarding the Promotional Process.








Please use the link below to view the PROMOTIONAL TEST ANNOUNCEMENT for the 2022 Promotional Test for those testing to the rank of Sergeant and Master Sergeant.


2022 Promotional Test Announcement.pdf







Testing to the rank of Sergeant is scheduled for the week of September 12-16, 2022

Testing to the rank of Master Sergeant is scheduled for the week of September 26-30, 2022.

Individual information will be released at a later date. Testing will take place at the Illinois State Police Merit Board Office in Springfield. Click the link below for an address and map.


Illinois State Police Merit Board Location








The Reading Lists for the 2022 Promotional Process to the rank of Sergeant and Master Sergeant will be posted at a later date.








In order to participate in the 2022 Promotional Process all candidates must:

  • Complete a Test Declaration Form
  • Participate in the 2022 Ratings Process


The Test Declaration Form will be available from 8:30 AM on June 1, 2022 until 4:00 PM on June 30, 2022.







The online candidate orientation for those testing to the rank of Sergeant and Master Sergeant will be available at a later date.






Candidates are required to take the Promotional Examination at the designated sites and times determined by the State Police Merit Board except for two deviations: military leave or department authorized training
If you qualify for either of these deviations, you may apply for Remote Testing by completing a Remote Testing Request Form. The form is available for download at the link below.
Please fully complete, sign and date the form and e-mail it to Emily Fox at All requests will be reviewed and each candidate will receive a decision in writing.